Roofing question

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Old 10-23-18, 07:10 PM
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Roofing question

I have a porch roof about 12 x 14 with a shallow pitch, under several large trees, so lots of debris falls on it. It is time to replace the shingles(after 25 years.) What method and material would be better than asphalt shingles? When there is debris, the shingles have allowed leakage. Wondering about metal panels, roll roofing, etc.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 09:38 PM
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Hi jodad and welcome,
I'll get you started. You say low pitch can you be more specific, 1on12, 2on12, or other? A shingled roof doesn't like a low slope and yours sounds too low.

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Old 10-24-18, 03:14 AM
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All my roofs are metal, mostly because I like it but also because we get too much wind for shingles to be a viable option. The backside of my house along with a shed get limbs blown onto it all the time but it's never hurt it, the house roof is 25-26 yrs old. pics could be helpful - https://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc-9/
 
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Old 10-29-18, 12:34 PM
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I measured and the slope is 1.55 inches/foot. The shingles have been there for over 25 years but I want something more durable and waterproof. Here is photo of the roofline below.
 
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You need to cover the decking with a high temp ice and water shield (peel and stick). Then use metal roofing.
 
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Thanks. Please explain about a high temp ice and water seal? Also, any specifics on the metal roofing?
 
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Old 10-29-18, 04:39 PM
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Google hi temp ice and water. Grace makes one... Hydraguard makes another. Your metal roofing should be long enough to be continuous top to bottom... no butt joints.
 
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